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Vanderbilt celebrates Black History Month with dozens of events, programs and lectures

Mar. 1, 2019—More than a dozen lectures, programs, celebrations and gatherings took place across campus throughout the month of February to commemorate the nationally celebrated Black History Month.

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What’s on My Mind: Black History Month as a call to action

Feb. 6, 2019—Black History Month is a critical time for reflection, for compassion, for improvement. Vanderbilt is celebrating the month with a series of thought-provoking events to inspire action in February and beyond.

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Hinton, unlawfully imprisoned for 30 years, to speak at Vanderbilt Feb. 19

Feb. 5, 2019—Author and prison reform advocate Anthony Ray Hinton, who spent 30 years on death row in Alabama as an innocent man, will speak at Vanderbilt on Feb. 19.

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Black History Month kickoff at noon today at Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center

Feb. 1, 2019—The Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center is hosting a kickoff celebration for Black History Month today at noon. The program includes vibrant music by drum ensemble Nature’s Drummers and a brief presentation on the historical significance of the month and the events to come.

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Film seminar on campus over Winter Break to engage teenage boys of color

Dec. 19, 2018—​Gilman Whiting, an associate professor of African American and Diaspora studies and director of the Scholar Identity Institute, will lead a Winter Break camp and film seminar for boys of color in sixth through ninth grades Jan. 2-4.

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‘Anita, Speaking Truth to Power’ documentary screening

Oct. 18, 2018—Prepare for Anita Hill's Oct. 28 visit to the Vanderbilt campus by viewing a documentary about her life and her testimony that challenged Clarence Thomas' nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court thus exposing the problem of sexual harassment to the world.

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David Williams receives inaugural legacy award from AVBA

Oct. 15, 2018—The Association of Vanderbilt Black Alumni presented Vice Chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs and Athletics Director David Williams with its inaugural legacy award Friday afternoon at the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center.

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Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center unveils Legacy Pioneers Portraits and newly renovated Legacy Lounge

Oct. 12, 2018—The Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center unveiled its first class of Legacy Pioneer portraits. The 10 portraits, which were painted by James Threalkill, BS’79, will hang in the Study Lounge inside the Black Cultural Center.

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Alumni Association Board honors Rosevelt Noble for educational contributions

May. 1, 2018—Rosevelt Noble, BS'97, PhD'03, assistant dean of students and director of the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center, is the recipient of the 2018 Vanderbilt Alumni Education Award.

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Portraits capture path-forging power of Vanderbilt Pioneers

Apr. 4, 2018—The Vanderbilt Pioneers program is devoted to keeping a historical record of women and minorities who were the first in leadership roles at the university.

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February events at Vanderbilt celebrate, explore African American experience

Feb. 4, 2018—Events in February at Vanderbilt University are taking a look at the central role African Americans played in American history and their experiences today through art, discussion, lectures and portrayals in film.

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Black History Month activities kick off today; see full schedule of events

Feb. 1, 2018—Black History Month activities kick off at noon Feb. 1 with food, music, fellowship and fun at the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center. Visit the BCC website for a full schedule of events throughout the month of February.

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